Most of us take prescription and over-the-counter medications at some point in our lives, and at some point in our lives medical professionals might recommend that we receive prosthetics or other medical devices as well. We trust that the drugs and medical devices our doctor prescribes or that the drugs we buy from the drugstore shelf will help make us or keep us well. We also trust that the companies who sell these drugs and medical devices ensure that they are safe before they are ever sold to the public. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
By some estimates, over 200,000 Americans suffer serious – sometimes fatal – side effects each year from prescription drugs. Indeed, some believe that more Americans die from taking prescription drugs than from using illegal drugs. These estimates do not include the thousands of Americans who suffer adverse reactions to over-the-counter medications and even “natural supplements.” Dervishi Law Group, P.C., represents people who have been harmed by such unsafe drugs and medical devices. Call us at 718-619-4525 , (917) 300-0797 or 212-235-1447 if you have been injured by an unsafe drug or defective medical device if you would like a legal consultation.